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Blocking

Last night seemed like a good time to block the Calista May shawl. I was concerned that the colors would run, but they didn’t at all – even in the hot water soak. It is now pinned out to dry. … Continue reading

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Casting off

I just cast off the Calista May shawl! There are some ends to weave in and it needs a serious blocking – but I didn’t run out of yarn (I was nervous for a little while that the edge was … Continue reading

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The end is near

I just removed my last marker and am in the final stretch of the border on the Calista May shawl. I was overly optimistic this morning on how quickly this last bit would go, and packed a backup knitting project. … Continue reading

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Edging along

This morning I turned the corner on my Calista May shawl, and started the border (in brown). 

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A very woolly story

I am fortunate to be located just twenty miles or so from where the Madrona Fiber Retreat is held each February. This proximity makes it easy for me to go all four days, to enjoy the market and demonstrations in small … Continue reading

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Ondine on pins

She’s done! Ondine is happily blocking, with help from blocking wires because I was having a time getting all the picots pinned out evenly. As-is she measures 15″ deep at the center back, and 45″ in diameter side to side; … Continue reading

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On the edge

Back to Ondine – I was having trouble with the picot edge; I’ve done picot in knit before but not crochet, and it took me several tries to get it to look good. I’m happy with it now, though, and … Continue reading

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Chaining forever

There’s just 1.5 rows left on the Ondine shawl, but it’s sloooooow. So many chain-6’s. The last row is a picot edge, and that’s not going to go very fast, either. But, only 1.5 rows to go!

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Dc, ch1

423 times. Hopefully, anyway; I haven’t actually counted to make sure my stitch count matches the pattern, but it feels like 423 stitches. I’m getting a ruffled edge and I don’t know how much it will block out – but … Continue reading

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Hook meets needle

I knit, and I crochet – but it’s not often I get to combine the two in one project. That was one of the appealing features on the Ondine shawl: it has a crocheted border. I am now at that … Continue reading

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